Welcome to professional wildlife and travel photographer Sue Flood’s website.
I spent 11 years as a wildlife filmmaker with the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit, which gave me the incredible opportunity to work with Sir David Attenborough on 'Planet Earth' and 'The Blue Planet’ , along with other blue-chip series. After producing several documentaries, I decided that I was enjoying photography more than being a producer/director and made the momentous decision to leave the BBC, leaving on a high after 'Planet Earth'. I was fortunate to be taken on by Getty Images, and was then approached to guide for a high-net-worth client on an extraordinary trip to the Antarctic. Word of mouth then led to more assignments of a similar nature, working from the North Pole to the tropics and I knew I’d found my niche.
I am freelance and usually spend around 6 months of the year on location, whether guiding wildlife photography trips for private clients, Steppes Travel or Belmond. In 2017 and 2018 I’ll also be guiding and photographing a number of tailor-made private safaris, and producing a coffee table book of each unique African adventure as a special memory of the trip. I also blog for the Huffington Post.
I am very pleased to announce that I’ll be having a solo exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, which runs from 19 November to 22 February. The Museum has organised some wonderful family-friendly events around the exhibition, as well as several talks. In addition, Jonathan Shackleton, cousin of famed polar explorer Sir Ernest, has kindly agreed to officially open the exhibition on 16 December.
Continuing on a polar theme, I am thrilled to be leading a trip to the Antarctic, South Georgia and the Falklands for Steppes Travel with TV presenter Monty Halls in January 2017, and another trip to the Arctic with Monty in 2018. I will shortly be updating my list of trips for 2017 and 2018, which include safaris, grizzly bears in British Columbia, Japan, Madagascar and some more polar adventures, so if you’re interested in hearing more, please email email@example.com and I will contact you when these are announced.
I’ve also been working on a very exciting private commission, photographing a beautiful estate in Oxfordshire. This is under wraps for now but as soon as I’m able to reveal all, I will post news! I was very pleased to be given a special award in the recent International Garden Photographer of the Year contest for one of my images.
Many thanks for your interest in my work.